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Cacoethes 05-01-2023 04:03 PM

It's about a school in Manchester!
It's just come back. Was popular like 8 years ago.

I'm tired.
Need to clean the boys out. Waiting for call from cpn. Taekwondo later.
Also just found out that we now have to wear actual shirts for work. Not the t shirts. Need to tell manager sizes so she can order them. I ****ing hate wearing shirts! No one is happy about it. It's one of the things we have specifically been saying we hope the new big boss DOESN'T change! And he has....

tamobhuuta 05-01-2023 04:45 PM

That's annoying Cacoethes.

Cacoethes 05-01-2023 05:06 PM

False alarm! Apparently head office got mixed up.
We're staying in the t shirts! Woohoo!

one_step_closer 05-01-2023 05:45 PM

The relief must be great! :laugh:

tamobhuuta 05-01-2023 05:51 PM


Cacoethes 05-01-2023 05:56 PM

Very much so! Everyone is pleased!
Apart from one person. She's older and thinks the shirts are much smarter. Which they are. But I'll take comfort over smartness!

one_step_closer 05-01-2023 06:13 PM

T-shirts are smart enough. And you need to be comfy while working.

Cacoethes 05-01-2023 06:17 PM

Plus there's always 'the gap' where the buttons have to stretch over the boobs. Always awkward!

Unbreakable. 05-01-2023 08:12 PM

my old job had a phase where the uniform was a shirt and a tie - in a frickin' cinema!!!
some jobs, you don't need to look smart for
my office has no dress code and I am sure I could literally come in in sweatpants and nobody would give a **** haha

Elmer 05-01-2023 08:16 PM

There's a properly olde worlde cinema in my town, the (generally teenage) ushers wear/wore shirts and bow ties. My friend applied to work there when we were at school but the owner refused to employ girls because he 'only had uniform for boys'. He doesn't get away with that any more :')

Unbreakable. 05-01-2023 08:17 PM

jeebus that sounds all sort of dodgy and legally questionable

Cacoethes 05-01-2023 08:24 PM

Shirt and tie? Jeez!

That does indeed sound very dodgy!
Sounds like your friend dodged a bullet there!

Pi.R^2 05-01-2023 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by Unbreakable. (Post 4339781)
my old job had a phase where the uniform was a shirt and a tie - in a frickin' cinema!!!

Tbh, I would accept formal vibes from an establishment where you have to call everyone Mr X and Miss Y!! I appreciate that's just a German thing but to me it's sooooo odd.

Unbreakable. 05-01-2023 08:37 PM

well - name tags were last name only and some of the managers called us by last name but we did call each other by first name/nicknames haha
and I have intel that says management is now calling everyone as well as being addressed by first name as they wanted a more informal work culture apparently

Cacoethes 05-01-2023 09:19 PM

My workplace is reeeaally not formal.
We show affection by light hearted bullying, it's likely you'll have fruit or ice chucked at you at some point during the shift and if you fall over, the cctv footage will 100% end up on the group chat and possibly the work tiktok.....

Cacoethes 05-01-2023 09:46 PM

Oh and the old general manager (big boss) used to come down in shorts and crocs...

Unbreakable. 05-01-2023 10:11 PM

That sounds hilarious!!

Cacoethes 05-01-2023 10:17 PM

It can be!
It can also be annoying though. Like when people were spraying squirty cream all over each other!
I think I just wasn't in the mood for it that day lol

Unbreakable. 06-01-2023 03:06 AM

Yeah I think consenting to be part of it is crucial for being able to enjoy it and otherwise it's very unpleasant!!

Cacoethes 06-01-2023 09:53 AM


Morning everyone!

Zurg 06-01-2023 10:09 AM

Morning Beckie :)
How are you??

It's raining like crazy here. Psyching myself up for leaving with bunface for the vet soon. I really, really, really want them to fix my snugglebug!! I've reached the point where i don't care what it's gonna cost. Just want him to be okay <3

Cacoethes 06-01-2023 11:25 AM

I'm ok thanks!
It's payday so I have been to asda! Can finally afford actual food XD

I hope they can do something for the Master of Chaos! I'll have my fingers crossed for you!

Zurg 06-01-2023 12:01 PM

Yay for legit food :D
Pay day is a wonderful kind of day.

My wee Master Disaster has been checked and cuddled by the vet. He is indeed in tip top bunny shape. They Think he just needs a bit of time to come back to his usual self. I am a happy bun mum :)
Hopefully, the next time we go to the vet it'll just be for a nail trimming

Cacoethes 06-01-2023 01:16 PM

It is indeed!

Aww yay that is good news!

tamobhuuta 06-01-2023 01:17 PM

That's a relief Zurg *hug* if wanted.

Yay for food Cacoethes.

I'm going home for a few hours tomorrow.

Cacoethes 06-01-2023 03:14 PM

I hope you enjoy yourself!

I've just had my nails done and am having a hot chocolate at the retail park. I wasn't originally planning to come to costa but i REALLY needed the toilet! And costa is here so why not!?

tamobhuuta 06-01-2023 03:25 PM

Mmmm hot chocolate!

I've had a shower, did my legs and everything, because I'm hoping to be too busy over the weekend.

Cacoethes 06-01-2023 04:05 PM

Well done!

one_step_closer 06-01-2023 04:42 PM

Hello peoples.

I'm glad Findus is ok, Kat. Hopefully your worries will settle a bit now.

Yay for pay day and food, Beckie! Have you got different nails now?

I hope you enjoy your day at home when it comes, Tamo. Good to be prepared.

Cacoethes 06-01-2023 04:57 PM

Yes I have different nails now!

How's your day going lindsay?

one_step_closer 06-01-2023 05:40 PM

What are they like?

My day has gone quickly. Got everything done though except go to Tesco or Aldi which I really need to do because my shopping list is getting big.

Cacoethes 06-01-2023 05:47 PM

I'll post a pic on fb when i get back.
But basically they are just black but 2 nails on each hand have silver tiger stripes!

Well done for getting stuff done!
I know what you mean about the shopping list. I had 3 bags full this morning!

tamobhuuta 06-01-2023 05:52 PM

Ooo fancy nails!

one_step_closer 06-01-2023 06:01 PM

Your 3 bags full reminds me of the nursery rhyme baa baa black sheep! The sheep had three bags full of wool.

Cacoethes 06-01-2023 06:30 PM

I love having fancy nails!

I haven't thought about that nursery rhyme in forever!

Cacoethes 07-01-2023 09:34 AM

Morning everyone!

Zurg 07-01-2023 09:53 AM

Morning Beckie :)
How are you today?

Cacoethes 07-01-2023 10:35 AM

I'm ok thanks.

tamobhuuta 07-01-2023 11:06 AM

Morning :)

Zurg 07-01-2023 11:08 AM

A bit tired but otherwise okay.
Just put my first load of laundry on. Today is a perfect day for staying inside and doing chores as it's raining and cold outside. If only i could be arsed to do all the stuff that's been waiting…. ;)

Omg!!! there's a tiny Guinea pig on the news <3

Zurg 07-01-2023 11:08 AM

Hi Tamo :)
How are you today?

Cacoethes 07-01-2023 11:24 AM

Hey tamo!

It's raining and cold here too.
Waiting for the bus to go and see Jasmine!

tamobhuuta 07-01-2023 11:55 AM

Yep, raining and cold here too. I'm ok, going home for a few hours later. I'm hoping my big sister will be coming round too. Also that someone will accompany me to the co op so I can get some cereal bars.

tamobhuuta 07-01-2023 11:58 AM

What was the guinea pig doing in the news? I googled it and apparently some got stolen in Kent.

Zurg 07-01-2023 12:05 PM

In was on the danish news, Tamo.
Because of the financial crisis, a lot of people are dumping their pets outside or leaving them at shelters because they can't afford them :(

tamobhuuta 07-01-2023 12:42 PM

Aw that's sad.

one_step_closer 07-01-2023 02:48 PM

Poor animals :crying: I was devastated when I thought I might have to give my cats up because I was in hospital so much.

Have you managed to do some things, Kat?

I hope you're having a nice time with Jasmine, Beckie.

I hope you enjoy your time at home Tamo and manage to get some cereal bars.

Cacoethes 07-01-2023 05:04 PM

I really don't understand people that dump their pets.

I did have a nice time!
Had to get some new headphones though because the ones i bought yesterday are crap. The battery was supposedly full when i left the house but after only an hour of using them, they were dead!
And then the shop worker must have forgotten to take off the security tag on my new headphones because I've been setting off every single security alarm in every single shop!

nonperson 07-01-2023 05:24 PM

Afternoon all.

It's incredibly sad that people are having to give up their pets. It's happening in this country too, Zurg. And has been since people went a bit mad and got pets during COVID lockdowns and then realised they couldn't look after them when they went back to work. There's no reason to just abandon them though. Maybe charities and shelters are full and can't take them in? Everywhere is stretched and understaffed at the moment...

Cacoethes 07-01-2023 05:31 PM

It is a very sad situation.
The rescue i got my boys from had 200 guinea pigs!
A lot of places are full, you're right np

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